Abbi Mann had three cats. She decided for some inexplicable reason that she wanted to be rid of two of them so she drowned them in the toilet bowl. It appears that she was drunk at the time.
There were clumps of cat hair around the toilet. She claimed that the cats had been poisoned but the prosecution proved that she had drowned them. When they visited her home the two cats were on the living room floor soaking wet surrounded by water.
The magistrates said that Abbi Mann, 36, had killed the cats with her bare hands. It appears that she had stuffed their heads down the toilet and held them there until they drowned. It is difficult to think of something more heinous, nasty and cruel.
The RSPCA inspector Rachel Leafe said that Mann appeared to have been drunk on the night in question. Apparently she admitted that he had pushed one of their faces into the water.
Regrettably, this woman was not imprisoned but was handed a suspended prison sentence. She was also disqualified from keeping animals for the remainder of her life. Thirdly, she was fined £1365. I’d argue that the punishment is too light.
The third cat was removed from Mann’s home and will be rehomed. It happened in the north of England (Derbyshire).